Public Defense

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

In Part Two of WUOT's original series "Justice For All", Matt Shafer Powell takes us to the Knox County Community Law Office on Liberty Street in Knoxville.  It's the home of nearly two dozen public defense attorneys who are assigned to handle criminal cases for defendants who can't afford an attorney on their own.  But as we discover, the nationally-known organization offers much more than legal representation; it offers a chance for its clients to improve their lives.

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

Every week, the Knox County Public Defender’s Office resolves close to 400 criminal charges against defendants too poor to pay for an attorney.   In Part One of our two-part series "Justice For All", WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell follows one of those Public Defense Attorneys as he works to resolve ten criminal cases in just three hours...